Western Pacific Property Inspection Institute
207 Longspoon Drive
Vernon, BC V1H 2H6
The Fall class for the Fundamentals of Home
Inspection started at the end of October.
For new students wishing to join this class,
we are now in the continuous intake mode.
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Our Mission Statement: The Western Pacific Property
Inspection Institute is committed to providing those
wishing to become professional inspectors of residential
real estate and commercial properties, with access to
quality education despite work and personal commitments
or living in a location which precludes attendance in
classroom based programs.
We provide participants with the flexibility to take courses
from anywhere in the Province of BC or beyond, while still
continuing to work and live in their home communities.
Q: How long does it take? A: Because of the CPBC
requirements, it typically takes 6 months to complete the
regular program. Two - 3 hour evening webinars per week
plus one three day "lab" session in Vernon.
Q: How much does it cost? A: Tuition is $3950 plus $250
Application Fee and $300 Lab Fee for a total cost of $4500
(paid in 2 installments). Textbooks are an extra ($200 -
$300 in total). This fee structure is guaranteed to the end of
2019 and subject to review for 2020.
Q: Lab? A: There is a 3 day "hands on" session with a
Licensed Inspector in houses here in Vernon. CPBC
counts this as "education", not as "field training".
Q: Why does "made in BC" matter? A: Building
Performance is different in BC compared to, say Ontario or
Florida or Colorado, because of issues like climate and
seismic activity, etc. Our home inspection licensing
requirements are also unique to BC.
Want to view the CPBC "How To" on Home Inspection
Licensing? If this seems confusing to you, use the "ask a
question" options on this page.
Want to see what a Home Inspector does?
Click to see an ASTTBC Home Inspector at work
Click to see an inspection for SAFERhome Standards
Click to see ASTTBC Asbestos awareness video
Welcome To Our Website.
Want to Become a Home Inspector?
Want to inspect this? Really?
Want a Career that goes beyond
- The Fundamentals of Home Inspection
Program is approved by Consumer
Protection BC (CPBC) for Licensing in BC.
- The program is "Made in BC" and is
continuously updated for relevance to BC.
- The program meets the basic ASTTBC
Certification requirements for the CHI - the
only professional home inspection
designation recognized by statute in BC.
- Do you want to be a professional.....?
- Do you have questions.....?